LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (3 AUGUST 2021)

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, continues the monitoring and surveillance of COVID-19 in order to inform the public health response.

Today the institute reports 8 988 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 470 746. This increase represents a 19.8% positivity rate.

As per the National Department of Health, a further 555 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 72 992 to date.

14 971 894 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

Sector Total tested New tested
PRIVATE 8 325 668 56% 20 537 20 537
PUBLIC 6 646 226 44% 24 775 24 775
Total 14 971 894   45 312  


PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN
The majority of new cases today are from Western Cape and Gauteng which accounted for (25%) each, followed by KwaZulu-Natal (19%) Eastern Cape accounted for 9%; Mpumalanga accounted for 6%; North West accounted for 5%; Free State and Limpopo accounted for 4% each; and Northern Cape accounted for 2% of today’s new cases

The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:

Province Total cases for 02 August 2021 Adjusted numbers after harmonisation Updated total cases on 02 August  2021 New cases on 03 August 2021 Total cases for 03 August 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 229198 0 229198 828 230026 9,3
Free State 129791 0 129791 387 130178 5,3
Gauteng 864547 -28 864519 2267 866786 35,1
KwaZulu-Natal 398347 2 398349 1697 400046 16,2
Limpopo 111955 -4 111951 375 112326 4,5
Mpumalanga 126323 5 126328 539 126867 5,1
North West 128807 26 128833 479 129312 5,2
Northern Cape 68065 -4 68061 183 68244 2,8
Western Cape 404725 3 404728 2233 406961 16,5
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0,0
Total 2461758 0 2461758 8988 2470746 100,0


THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE

 The total number of cases today (n= 8 988) is higher than yesterday (n= 5 575) and lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n= 11 430)

The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased

7-day moving average number of new cases by province and date of reporting, 12 April 2020 to date, South Africa.

For more detailed information, visit the GIS Dashboard.

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 636 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.

Sector Facilities Reporting Admissions

to Date

Died to Date Currently Admitted
Private 257 176 519 31 599 7 946
Public 412 193 246 46 590 7 842
TOTAL 669 369 765 78 189 15 788


VACCINE UPDATE
For updates on the national vaccine programme, click here.

Thank you for your interest and remember that adhering to preventative measures limits your risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19. For more information on COVID-19, click here.

Kind regards,
Sinenhlanhla Jimoh, Senior Communications Manager
National Institute for Communicable Diseases

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